EFF 2019 Schedule

All screenings will be held in the Canton Theatre

171 E Main St, Canton, GA 30114


Thursday, May 23 - Student Night

6pm-8pm: High School Shorts

A lovely mix of Georgia High School Shorts hosted by the Cherokee Office of Economic Development with a special talk by Sophia Watson.

Building a PC

Rewind

Window

Love Relentlessly

Blind Luck

Kidnapped

Wayne’s World

ABBI

Strung Up

Hunt for the Easter Rabbit


8pm-10pm: College Shorts

An inspiring selection of local and international college shorts followed by a panel on “What to do After Film School” hosted by Clayton State FIlm and Digital Media Center and RoleCall.co.

Skin Walkers - Philip Spratt

Alfaião - Andre Almieda Rodriguez

Sister - Stephanie Salyer

The Last Letter - Johnny Phillips

The Milkman - Giovanni Sabbagh

iRony - Radheya Jegatheva

A Pair of Horns on a Female Homo Sapiens - Saleh Kashefi

Worryex - Daniel Bennetzen

Commotion - Bryan Wynn Sutton


Friday, May 24 - Opening Night

6pm-8:30pm: Special Q&A Selections

We’re kicking off the main festival with four diverse, entertaining, and local short films followed by lengthy filmmaker Q&A’s and an opportunity to meet the cast and crews.

Peggy - Justin Miller

Andrew’s Letter - Sidarth Kantamneni

#SLUT - Sophia Watson

Dandelions - Yardline Films

Panel: Filmmaking in Georgia

8:30pm: Filmmaker Reception & Special Screening for Sponsors and All Access Pass Holders

It’s Christmas in May with Canton’s own “Charlie’s Christmas Wish” preceded by the delightful short, “Opera of the Bells.”

Opera of the Bells - Marco Latour

Charlie’s Christmas Wish - Sue Ann Taylor


Saturday, May 25

10:00am-11:30am: Hegel’s Angel - Simone Rapisarda Casanova

A poetic, head-scratching, meditation on what it really means to be Haitian. This one is for the arthouse lovers. Be warned, this one contains some graphic imagery.

11:30am-1:30pm: GA Shorts

Five Georgia shorts, all of which contain themes of identity and loss, followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers. The stories behind the films are as interesting as the films themselves.

Persephone  - Levi Erik

Job - Jennifer Keister

15 Minutes - Will Bearyman

All of Something - Josh Jacobs

Son - Teresa Steppe

2:00pm-4pm: Environmental Subject

Three intense and informative documentaries about water preservation followed by a conversation about the importance of local water sources with Jane Graves, President of the Board of the Upper Etowah River Alliance.

To Love a Human - Dale Frohman

Vital Liquido - Zach Zimmerman

Sustainable Nation - Asaf Yecheskel

A good distribution plan can be the difference between getting funding and being stuck "in development," but do we have to adhere to traditional models? Naomi McDougall Jones of The 51 Fund, Hudson Phillips of Mirror Box Films, Molly Coffee of Film Impact Georgia Launch, Stephen Beehler of RoleCall, and Chris Helton of Silver Line Films will discuss this topic and more at this free panel and networking event.

A good distribution plan can be the difference between getting funding and being stuck "in development," but do we have to adhere to traditional models? Naomi McDougall Jones of The 51 Fund, Hudson Phillips of Mirror Box Films, Molly Coffee of Film Impact Georgia Launch, Stephen Beehler of RoleCall, and Chris Helton of Silver Line Films will discuss this topic and more at this free panel and networking event.

4:15pm-6:15pm: Special Q&A Selection: Documentary

A short Atlanta documentary with a philosophical eye towards improving the community meets a feature Southeast doc about a former dog breeder who has dedicated his life to saving pitbulls. Watch the films, meet the filmmakers, bring a tissue.

PATH! - Zak Norton

Mercy’s Kennel - Tracy Bishop

7:00pm-8:15pm: Comedy Shorts

A cross-country tour of big laughs in short packages, including two Atlanta films and two hilarious shorts that look at New York from male and female perspectives.

Sac de Merde - Arielle Haller-Silverstone

Brookylino  - Johnny Ventimiglia

Queen for a Day - Savannah Rodgers

First -  Miles Triplett

HGBG - Grahamm Edwards

8:30pm-10pm: Late Night Fun

One is a local thriller short from a Canton Theatre regular and the other is an Italian werewolf drama for all the “Supernatural” and “Grimm” fans out there. What could be a better way to spend your Saturday night?

Unus - Gisette Valentine

The Land of the Wolf - Alessandro Ricardi


After Party @ Reformation Brewery

141 Railroad St Suite 500, Canton, GA 30114


Sunday, May 26

9:30am-10:30am: Catered Brunch @ Reformation Brewery for Filmmakers, Sponsors, and All-Access Pass Holders

141 Railroad St Suite 500, Canton, GA 30114


10:45am-12:15pm: Infrastructure Docs

If you thought electricity and public television weren’t fodder for amazing documentaries, you haven’t seen these.

The Illuminators - Anti Haase

An Influence for Good - Matt Cikovic



12:30pm-2:30pm: Local Crime

Two can’t-miss gritty local crime movies that blend French New Wave style with Atlanta swagger, followed by a filmmaker Q&A.

Spin the Bottle - Camilo Diaz

Stories of a Madman - Jacob Viness


2:45pm-4:45pm: Selected Docs

Georgia State’s Center for Leadership in Disability presents three exemplary documentaries that touch on the hard conditions of a Perma gold mine, the challenges of a mayoral race in England, and the lingering devastation that regular suicide attempts at a Wisconsin bridge have on the community and those who have survived the jump.

Nobody Dies Here - Simon Panay

The Mayor’s Race - Loraine Blumenthal

Hoan Alone: Personal Stories from the Bridge - Aaron Johnson


5:00pm-6:45pm: Selected Shorts

A cinematic world tour through the eyes of four of the most distinct filmmakers you’ll come across.

Bailora - Rubin Stein

Old Town - Jack Beck

Mousse - John Hellberg

Raheel - Ayat Asadi Rahbar


7:00pm-7:30pm: Awards

Host: The Honorable Gene Hobgood, City of Canton Mayor

High School

College

Environmental Documentary

Documentary

Narrative Short

Narrative Feature